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PUBLIC eat+drink

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American, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
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34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
+1 413-664-4444
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an...
Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
lobster extravaganza

order the lobster on a bed of Caesar instead of the "roll"... incredible!! just ask your server and he/she will oblige..wanted to include a new entrée.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Sue R
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Flushing, New York
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Flushing, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

order the lobster on a bed of Caesar instead of the "roll"... incredible!! just ask your server and he/she will oblige..wanted to include a new entrée.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice food, somewhat loud so not very suitable for small children. More a pub than a restaurant in some ways, but good food and nice selection of beer.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great place...craft beer, cool menu, and hand made drinks. This is old North Adams State college stomping ground turned modern eatery

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our food, beer, and service at Public. My margherita pizza was delicious! However, it is very noisy which was a distraction for us. It also was a very hot night, and if there was AC, we couldn't tell! It's probably a fun spot for young adults and families, but it wasn't what we expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

North Adams is a great place to visit and stay. Especially if you are interested in the arts. MassMoCA is one of my favorite stops when in North Adams and the area is in close proximity to The Clark Museum and Williams College Museum of Art. The one issue has always been finding a good place to eat in the... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Overall I enjoyed my meal here. The service was fine and friendly. I had a basic salad and a ribeye steak. Again both were fine but nothing exceptional. Overall I would go back in town again for sure, but wouldn't stop in town just to eat here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My family and I just keep coming back to Public. Why? Everything about it is amazing! The food is incredible. My kids love the homemade chicken tenders and pasta dishes. And my wife and I love everything on the menu from their beer braised chicken tacos, to their crunchy and delicious fish and chips, or even their pasta dishes with... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Public eat & drink has a really nice atmosphere- big windows, high ceiling, nice bar, good food! We ordered grilled chicken sandwiches with fries. Fries were delicious! Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. We will go here again to eat- will try other items on the menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Met a friend for lunch because of location and was very happy - very pleasant environment and excellent food! We went a little later in the day and was not crowded Had the flatbread - excellent! My friend had the turkey wrap and also reported it was delicious. She took half home for a second meal. Service was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fresh and made with care, the salads and soups were light and carefully seasoned. We loved the scallops and PEI mussels with just a light spot of hot from the sausage. We will be back to try more. Suggestion would be for more wine by the glass choices as the list has good range and the beer and ciders on... More 

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Additional Information about PUBLIC eat+drink

Address: 34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone Number: +1 413-664-4444
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  North Adams
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  North Adams
  • Phone Number: +1 413-664-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

Description

Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?